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Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn for the last 30 years murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdoches certainly have the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, cameron has had 26 meetinin with murdoch executives. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely p perful. the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: the now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges it could be forced to unload some of its most lucative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv. this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofmananabc news, london. >>> and coming up, the retirement revolution. one american city drawing boomers faster than any other. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, becau
ABC
Jul 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
there's a giant hurdle. "world news" gets answers. >>> the royal repeat. in britain, they're celebratatg the second royal wedding of the year. this time, will and kate try not to steal the spotlight. but remember all those hats? they're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale, whose life was saved by a group of researchers, repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. now, we should say, the hope now, we should say, the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us
ABC
Jul 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
in germany. deborah roberts is there. >>> the bombshell from britain. breaking news. the head of scotland yard resigns and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdodo's protege this time. the woman who just days ago was trying to hold onto her job. where will the dominos end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday tonight, we're one on one with the typist who is still his treasured friend. why that first meeting, what he told her and how he said it, changed her forever. >>> good evening. we begininhis sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final moments of women's world cup soccer in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched.d. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a
WETA
Jul 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>> welcome to our program. we begin with the prime minister of great britain, david cameron, answering questions in the house of commons. we have an assessment from lionel barber, the editor of the "financial times," and london bureau chief, catherine mayer. >> it came up in yesterday's hearing, and it's willful blindness. that is to say those people who should have known but didn't ask the right questions, for whatever motive. that is the question that mrs. brooks has to answer. >> we continue this evening with the incredible story of one of the richest women in china, zhang xin. >> from the outside, i hear friends talk about the rise of china, the politicians knowing what they do. in fact, someone mo who ves, works in china, a different picture. chinese are complaining about the government. the government seems to be rolling out of the policies, and managing the everyday problems. and in terms of theconfence ofecoming a superpower, i see -- i just don't see that. >> we conclude this evening with investigative reporter and author ahony somers. he's written a book called "th
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
world scandal is a political scandal in london. former senior aide to britain's prime minister david cameron has been arrested in a growing scandal involving phone hacking and corruption. >>> finally, let me finish with the space shuttle launch today and the wondrous pioneering president jack kennedy once championed. >>> we start with the jobs numbers. david corn, msnbc political analyst. michael steele is the former chairman of the republican national committee. now an msnbc political analyst. welcome. did you hear the glee, the giggles of delight on your side of the aisle? come on. michele bachmann said she hopes the bad numbers help her. >> no, no. >> she said that. >> i know what she said. let's just get serious for a moment. you had 18,000 jobs created last month. the 54,000 for may was the revised down to 25,000. the reality of it is americans are still hurting and both the administration and members of congress and the republican leadership, in particular, we can't paint specifically on job creation, need to get serious about this. all the talk about the debt and all the danci
PBS
Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the phone hacking scandal in britain came full comes full circle today, with word that the "news of the world" tabloid will cease to publish after 168 years in business. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: the news electrified britain-- sunday's edition of "news of the world"-- the most widely read english language newspaper in the world-- will be its last. in sun valley, idaho today, media mogul rupert murdoch-- owner of parent company news corporation-- had no comment on the tabloid's closure. but his son james murdoch said in a statement to staffers: fundamentally, action taken a number of years ago by certain individuals, in what had been a good newsroom have breached the trust that the news of the world has with its readers. >> warner: those mistakes first came to light in 2005 when "news of the world" was accused of hacking into cell phone messages of members of the royal family and famous actors. other revelations followed, amid an ongoing but fitful police inquiry. this week, public outrage exploded with leaks f
PBS
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
agreement. >> ifill: now, britain's prime minister takes on his critics in the phone hacking scandal. david cameron faced questions today about hiring a former tabloid editor who's since resigned and been arrested and about rupert murdoch's aborted bid for b-sky-b-- british sky broadcasting. we start with a report from gary gibbon of "independent television news." >> reporter: rupert murdoch flew the prime minister postponed parliament's summer break by a day to try to re-establish his own standing with a statement and debate. after two weeks of resisting pressure for a full-scale apology for hiring andy coulson david cameron edged towards one and he said people would hear the full genuine article if andy coulson was found to have lied. >> i have an old fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. but if it turns out i've been lied to that would be a moment for a profound apology. and in that event i can tell you i will not fall short. people will of course make judgements about it. of course i regret and i am extremely sorry about the furore it has caused with 20/20 hindsight
WETA
Jul 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the newspaper business in britain would be... would have been utterly beleaguered. it was he back in '86 that allowed newspaper innovation to come in. he took the "times" tabloid, everybody said he was crazy. this is a guy, for better or worse, who loves newspapers. and the "times" of london has been building up its foreign bureaus at a time. i mean, the "washington post" here is down to a handful. "chicago tribune" has known. he's been building up the foreign bureaus. he's had the courage to put up a pay wall and say "you've got to pay for what journalists do online." i wanted to point out that... ande's had tremendous courage in the very bold investments he's made. i spent a long time with h 20 years ago when he was just embarking on sky b and fox here in the u.s. i don't like fox,ut to break theriopoly of the networks was an extraordinarily business achievement. now, fox's contribution to the situatioin the u.s. today is very damaging, i thin but as a bhed media executive, he has been the visionary, along with turner, i would say, of the last 20 to 30 years. >> rose: certainly in
CNN
Jul 8, 2011 12:00pm PDT
britain's prime minister. >> the decision to hire them was mine and mine alone and i take full responsibility for it. >> this is the man he's talking about, david cameron's former press secretary arrested today. we'll tell you why coming up. >>> and the duke and duchess of cambridge ready for their close-up in america. and the paparazzi are ready for them. we're back in a moment. two hours to whiten. ♪ crest whitestrips two hour express. in just two hours you can have a noticeably whiter smile that lasts for months. ♪ hi. hi. where you guys headed? i think we're here. [ female announcer ] whitening without the wait. 3d white two hour express whitestrips...from crest. life opens up when you do. and try 3d white toothpaste and rinse. twenty-five thousand mornings, give or take, is all we humans get. we spend them on treadmills. we spend them in traffic. and if we get lucky, really lucky, it dawns on us to go spend them in a world where a simple sunrise can still be magic. twenty-five thousand mornings. make sure some of them are pure michigan. your trip begins at michigan.org
FOX
Jul 11, 2011 10:00pm EDT
monarchy targeted by a growing phone hacking scandal in britain, details on the growing investigation at 10:30.  >>> monitoring metro tonight and some good news for metro riders. there's a new escalator rolling into the foggy bottom station, but it's the first time in over a decade the transit agency has installed a new one. fox 5's wisdom martin shows us why this is such a significant development to riders. >> reporter: at the foggy bottom metro having a working escalator is a big deal. >> it's working. that's awesome. that's an exciting thing. >> yes. glad to have the escalators work. >> reporter: having a brand-new escalator is an even bigger deal. >> it was kind of cool to have it, you know, something new for us. i mean we pay a lot of money to ride the metro, so i figured it would help us out, but i don't think a lot of people knew it. >> reporter: it's the first brand-new escalator in the entire metro system in more than 15 years. >> you don't think people will get excited about something like this. it's an escalator, but for people at foggy bottom who have dealt with this day in, da
CNN
Jul 10, 2011 11:00am PDT
the final edition of britain's "news of the world" on the stands rupert murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed it after news that they hacked the phone of a teenager who was dead. >>> a strong earthquake rocked japan's northeastern quake. today's 7.1 tremor prompted tsunami add advisories later canceled. there are no reports of injuries or damage. >>> china no longer a rising world power. instead china has arrived. those words today from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen in beijing in a four-week visit. china's growing military strength comes with an obligation to the world. >> greater military power must come greater responsibility, greater cooperation and just as important, greater transparency. without these things the expansion of military power in your region rather than making it more secure and stable, could have the opposite effect. >> this china trip is one of admiral mullen's final acts as joint chiefs chairman. he retires this fall. now to the white house where in just four hours, heated deficit reduction tal
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 5:30am EDT
scandal inn britain just the latest example of today's vulnerabiliiies.and just as the pentagon unveiiee its plann foo operrtions in cyberspace, toppofficiils reveeled one of the worst breaches ever. "in a single intrusion this march 24,000 files were ttken." "it was done we ttink by a foreign inttlligence serrice, a nation state waa behind it." pentagon officials confirmed it wws sensitive us military data, taken from a contractors' computer system. cyberspace is now a pptential warzone. "cybbr attacks will be a significant component of futureeconflict, whether it involves major nations, rogue states or terrorist groupssin 2008 an infected flaasdrive was inserred into laptop on a us miliiary base. ...a foreign spy agency ad placed a malicious code on the drive transferred secret data to foreign control. for the first time a foreign govvrnment had a cyber beach head. the new pentagon strategy focusss on defending military systems from theft aad ddnial or disuption of "you're going to wind up using component elements that are built around the world. and so theeiisue of securing a supply c
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: but "the news of the world" w w, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloid for years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angered his girlfrfrnd by visiting a strip club. how did the paper know? they eavesdropped on the prince's voicemail. >> you have to get the story at all costs. you go and do anything. >> reporter: even breaking the law? >> absolutely breaking the law. >> reporter: at least symbolically here in britain, it is the queen that prime ministers report to. what this scandal, suppressed for so long, is revealing is that rupert murdoch is the one who's really had their ear. every prime minister here for the last 30 years has needed the endorsement of murdoch and his media empire to win election. >> i think it's reasonable for any of us to observe that the murdoch corporation has too much power. >> reporter: outside "the news of the world" offices today, some cel
CSPAN
Jul 31, 2011 11:15am EDT
independence from great britain, read the declaration of independence. they say why they did it. i had no reason to doubt thomas jefferson. well, the south carolinians of 1860, um, did the same thing. and if you go through it, it's kind of boring, but, you know, it says that south carolina's now resumed her separate and equal place among the nations. and then they start talking about the fugitive slave law. they say, you know, we signed this compact, the constitution, and the constitution -- and this is very embarrassing -- but in the fourth article of the constitution it says no person held to service or labor in one state under the laws thereof escaping into another shall in consequence of any law be discharged from such service which is a way of saying if slaves run away, you have to give them back. that's in the constitution. so that was a bargain that the southern states had made at the constitutional convention which, obviously, they took very seriously. now, the fact that i'm arguing about what they did doesn't mean i agree with them, i want to make that very clear. but it seems li
CNN
Jul 12, 2011 1:00pm EDT
found its way into rupert murdoch's newspapers in britain. let me say for the record that journalists are supposed to dig up information and just because somebody considers something private doesn't necessarily mean it's not newsworthy. but the murdoch scandal centers on alleged illegal phone hacks and bribes to police to get phone numbers, voice mails and documents from literally thousands of celebrities, politicians, members of the royal family, even murder victims. it's cnn's in-depth story of the week. today, former british prime minister gordon brown says murdoch papers got hold of his family's bank records. here's what brown told the bbc. >> i think what happened pretty early on in government is that the "sunday times" appeared to have got access to my building society account, they got access to my legal files, there's some question mark about what happened to other files, documentation, tax and everything else, but i'm shocked, i'm genuinely shocked to find that this happened because of their links with criminals. >> brown's predecessor reflected on the murdoch scandal and med
CNN
Jul 14, 2011 6:00am PDT
. and great britain are turning up the heat. >>> in china, a section of bridge collapses. sending a tourist bus plunging into the forest below and the death toll could get higher. >>> clock is ticking and tensions are soaring and if you want an idea how things heat are over the debt crisis, listen to this. president obama storms out of yesterday's meeting vowing he will veto any extension of the debt ceiling that is only short term. reports say he said to aeric cantor, quote, many could bring down my presidency. >>> the august 2nd deadline is looming and pessimism is growing. a major rating agency says it will review the nation' sterling bond rating for a possible downgrade. we are covering the angles of this all-important debt talk story. dan lothian at the white house with reaction to the extraordinary ratcheting up of tensions. ali velshi is giving us the bottom line on the economics. why should you care that u.s. bonds could face a brutal reality check? ali, let's start with you. a downgrade would be like seeing your personal credit score take a huge hit, right? >> right. so we
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
irony that in the contrast between the sort of thing his newspapers have done in britain and what his politics is, the fox news cable channel here. we should at this point stressed that there is no evidence of any sort of misconduct by any of his american news outlets, be it fox or "the journal" or "the new york post." host: what is his reputation in the uk? guest: his reputation is it one of the most powerful people in the country. he owned almost 34% of the national media market. bskyb, which he on a share -- they blocked a controlling share -- is the big pay-tv service. he has been a huge figure in our public life for the past 20, 30 years, which is why so many of his opponents are so pleased that his reputation has not taken such a beating -- has now taken such a beating. host: next call for alex spillius comes from woodstock, illinois. caller: i picked up "the economist" magazine the other day, an excellent edition. on page 12, they go into their editorial basically, and it is based out of london. it says "if it is proven that news corp. managers conducted lawbreaking, they shoul
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
can see this going on in great britain, i guess the police are involved. but then they are doing it for us in the same manner. scanning e-mails, looking for certain words and what ever. i do not see any difference. i mean, they are exchanging information, but the fact that the government is concerned in one place and not the other is somewhat humorous or dreadful, depending on your point of view. host: thank you for calling the idea this morning. a bit more from the can paulson editorial this morning. every news organization host: next call on the british phone hacking scandal and its impact comes from denver. hello. caller: i'd think it has been going on for a long time in america. the sponsors, rep john de gaulle, michigan, and republicans worked together with the chamber of commerce to defeat it in 1997. him and reagan had health plans to take $1,900,000 in total compensation and resigned. his three underlings took almost 1100 million dollars. host: tie this into what we are talking about. caller: i think that this is going on for a long time. where do you see them on the news? w
Comedy Central
Jul 12, 2011 9:30am PDT
. >> the paper hacked voice-mail of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. >> jon: wow!, why would they even -- >> i don't know, jon, perhaps the same reason they also did this. >> staffers with the now-defunct nuptially tried to hack into the phone of 9/11 victims. >> jon: suddenly we're on a game show. pretty [bleep] depressing. >> it's very depressing. >> jon: why would they need the details of victims of 9/11. >> well, neighbor might sell one or two extra papers, jon. but the real cherry on this [bleep] sunday was the case of poor milly dowler, a missing 13-year-old girl that had britain riveted. >> during the period of time when she was missing the news of the world were using a private investigater to listen her voice-mail. >> jon: to help in the search for the -- >> maybe, maybe, jon, but just to be sure, let's check. >> the voice-mail box of milly's phone filled up. the news of the world were hungry for more information for more stories so they intervened and deleted the messages. >> jon: i think i just threw up in my mouth a little bit. >> but let'
PBS
Jul 25, 2011 4:00pm PDT
sexual abuse of children by priests as early as 2009. britain has joined france in suggesting that colonel qaddafi should remain in libya so long as he steps down from power. william hague said that although britain's preference was for colonel qaddafi to go into exile, it was up to the libyan people to decide. now, to the u.s. debt talks which are locked in a bitter standoff. with just a little more than a week to go until the august 2 deadline when the u.s. must lift the debt ceiling or risk default, both sides are digging in for a fight. today, rival proposals were rolled out and tonight, the president will address the nation in a televised address. but among those who think the tea party republicans should hold their ground is freshman representative joe walsh and he joins me now from capitol hill. thank you very much for joining us. are you really prepared to risk the country going into default over this? >> no. no one wants to risk default. nobody up here in this town wants to do that, jane. we just want to make sure we get this right, that we get the solution right. we met w
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 4:30am EDT
britain has toppled one of the most widely read british tabloid newspapers. it imploded because of its own controversial news gathering methods. elizabeth palmer has the story. >> reporter: the tabloid that traded on scandal for more than a century was finally brought down by its own scandalous practice. the paper controlled by media titan rupert murdock who owns fox and the "wall street journal" will shut down on sunday. it was bad enough when it turned out the "news of the world" journalists had been hacking into private voice mails but worse when it emerged who their victims were. it started in 2005 when details of prince william's private life turned up in the paper. a police investigation found the royal phone had been hacked, and an editor went to jail, but it just unraveled from there. celebrities like jude law and hugh grant discovered they'd been hit, too. >> you know i think there's a national sense of revulsion here. >> reporter: revulsion that grew when a new investigation found a private investigator working for the paper had helped reporters hack into the messages of
CSPAN
Jul 10, 2011 9:00pm EDT
we'll be able to do it at 2.5% of the cost. this is a good investment for britain, for british taxpayers to make sure we reduce inequality in our world. >> can the prime minister explain whether he thinks that the cost of his nhs reforms set to rise even further we now know with the revelation that a new super quango is going to be created. it might be partly responsible putting at risk services at the popular school in my constituency? >> what we've actually seen since this government has taken office is more than 2,000 more doctors but 4,000 fewer managers. and we are cutting bureaucracy by a third. i know they don't like to hear it. but if we'd followed their plans and cut nhs spending, you'd see the number of doctors, the number of nurses, the number of operations going down. and just this morning, we see the figures for the number of diagnostic tests in the u.k. going up. that's because of the investment going in under this government. >> thank you, mr. speaker. will the prime minister be aware of the news this morning that portugal's debt has been downgraded to junk statu
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 11:00pm EDT
beginning. britain the big poppy with a three-run shot to right. and it didn't get any better for the birds. britain gave up seven runs. in the last 115 days, we've seen the last shuttle launch. you've heard osama bin laden getting killed and we had the royal wedding. you haven't seen a glimmer of hope the nfl lockout will end soon. that is today. i guess it depends on who you ask. brian mitchell tweeted he's been informed by sources it could end soon, but some media outlets reporting that today was unproductive after an appellate court dismissed an order to end the lockout. >> we're going to continue to work hard to make sure that the deal is fair. we're going to continue to work and i hope we get this thing done sooner rather than later. >> and recently we've been hearing a lot about self imposed sanctions by university. maryland for practicing too long. today ohio state vacated all 2010 wins for their debacle and now west virginia joins the bunch. they had too many graduate assistant participate in coaching activity and the university is in trouble for not keeping an eye on what the univ
WETA
Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the blood has been pulled on britain's most scandalous newspaper, hacking continues. >> america will continue the dream with the space shuttle liftoff. >> the u.s. space program reaches the end of an era with hundreds of thousands watching on. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. just an hour ago, the world welcomed a new nation when the republic of south sudan officially regained -- officially gained its independence. it comes after a brutal civil war and a peace deal with the south and north. celebrations are already under way, but there are huge challenges, including continued violence along the border. >> the final march 2 independence. i will never leave my land until i die, the song heard throughout the decades of war with north sudan. and now they have their land and south sudan is born. ♪ [singing] ♪ >> with a little help the reverse of the brand new national anthem. -- they rehearse the brand new national anthem. because of the war, south sudan will start out as one of the poorest nations on the planet. >> when we were ruled by the north
PBS
Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm PDT
politicians in britain. >> i am the first prime minister publish meetings between senior executives, private tears -- proprietors. this stretches right back to the general election. >> it was his decision to fire the former "news of the world," editor andy coulson that is drawing the most criticism. there are questions about whether andy coulson knew about the illegal activity on his watch. >> he was caught in a tragic conflict of loyalty between the standards and integrity that people should expect of him and his staff and his personal allegiance to andy coulson. he made the wrong choice. >> you don't make decisions in hindsight, you make them in the present. you live and you learn and to believe you me, i have learned. >> the labor leader pointed out that downing street had been warned over andy coulson's past. the opposition also alleges that cameron has met 26 times with representatives from murdoch's companies since taking office. >> let's get the continuing impact of this whole scandal on rupert murdoch's empire. >> this is a massive empire. amid the fallout before his appeara
CNN
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system. and the negotiation that it would become suddenly unr
FOX
Jul 24, 2011 11:00pm PDT
this week's collapse all the more shocking. britain's normally devisive political power all behind him. >> could there be more on the way? including some close to rupert murdoch himself? bryan todd reports. >> reporter: arrested, questioned for nine hours then released, rebecca brooks could play a key role. she was the fire wall between the public's fury and murdoch's family. now that she's an exmurdoch employee. >> can rebecca brooks bring someone else down. >> it's hard to see brooks having any interest in bringing anyone else down. she will fight very hard to clear her name. >> reporter: sarah smith says that's because brooks still values her ties to the murdochs or may have an eye on a editor job elsewhere. he won't comment on reports that she has several million dollars coming in severance pay. the list of casualties appears to be inching closer to the powerful ruling family. paul stevenson and john yates have resigned over their handling of the scandal. there was eddy colson out as prime minister david cameron spokesman this year, arrested earlier this month. last hint in chi
PBS
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
as britain's watergate. executives, the police, and the u.k. political eat. we spoke earlier to birgit. david cameron. >> it is definitely david cameron as political judgment that is question a lot at the moment because he had hired andy coulson, who was involved in the hiking scandal. he is still a high spokesperson and a personal friend and still is a personal friend, and along with drugs and other top executives, has been arrested -- and along with brooks and other top executives. he is so close to people in the murdoch empire. some say they should not support david cameron any longer. definitely, it is not looking good. >> that was our reporter talking to us from london. >> shares in news corp. have rebounded by more than 5% tuesday, but the media conglomerate has suffered badly under the scandal. share prices plunged in reaction to the phone hacking scandal and took about 6 billion euros off of the value of news corp. since july 5. despite speculation about whether murdoch will be able to stay on as ceo, he made it clear that he fully intends to remain in charge. we asked a
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 2:05am EDT
. >>> now to the phone hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal compelses of reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain have considered
PBS
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
british police over allegations that the telephone of a murder teenage girl was hacked. britain has confirmed that it will withdraw more troops from afghanistan next year. the british prime minister david cameron defended the decision that troops will no longer be involved in a combat role by 2014. his country is committed to a longstanding relationship with afghanistan. >> we will withdraw troops this year and next year. we will be sending combat operations by the end of 2014. we will not have troops in the numbers that we have now. but we will have a long-term relationship. we will have a relationship that will consist of a very large a program as we help you to build the future. a relationship based on trade and diplomacy and military training. the president and i did they have discussed our plan to build a model academy for training. the afghan army officers of the future that will form the backbone of your already successful army. that would involve 100 british troops and funding from other nations. $38 million from the americans will go into the initiative. our relationship wi
WHUT
Jul 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
news. >> while the pressure continues to build in britain, as you have seen here in the united states, there are growing calls for investigations into the activities of news corporation. joining me is our washington correspondent. thank you for coming in. who is calling for this investigation, and what would be the focus? >> their two separate areas. it comes from congress, where interest has picked up suddenly. the first and most sensitive area is on the issue of whether or not there was an attempt by a news of the world reporter to hack into or obtain the information that might lead to the ability to hack into the voice mails of 9/11 victims. and various senators and one member of the house, who runs the moment security committee, have called for investigations. he has written to the fbi, calling for an investigation. the second issue which is separate is whether or not the payments through allegedly made in britain by members of the "news of the world," employees of new corp., whether those payments actually breach the foreign corrupt practices act. america takes it very seriously,
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 11:00pm PDT
britain's tabloids. a newspaper has been accused of hacking into a teenager's cell phone jeopardizing a police investigation into her disappearance and subsequent death. mark phillips on the tactics that have horrified the country. >> it's britain's biggest sunday newspaper selling more than 2.5 million copies by delivering skin and skinny. scoops, some of what the news of the world has gotten by hacking into the voice mail accounts by mcjager, gwyneth paltrow, tony blair, and a member of prince william's staff. but it is the intrusion into the voice mail of millie doweller that outraged a nation. the news of the world not only hacked into milly's voice mail to hear desperate relatives trying to reach her, it deleted messages to make room for others and so gaffe her family false hope she was still alive, dialing into her own voice mail. he was found six months left. >> the family, which had made heart rending appeals is distraught. >> the technique for hacking into voice mall accounts is frightening limb pl. all it takes is two phones. on one you dial the number in question. while it's
WHUT
Jul 6, 2011 6:30pm EDT
back there and britain, politicians are simply too scared to confront the murdoch empire? >> a british company could not go and buy anything more than 20%, he has 30% of british sky. it is been argued that he has far too much power and they assume that his papers decide whether they will become the prime minister or the next government. that is totally unacceptable. >> it was your former boss who was one of the first to cozy up to rupert murdoch. >> if you ask him, and you can ask gordon brown. they used to be played up funny enough by rebecca brooks. they have far too much influence and they have produced this kind of scandal and it must top. >> are you confident that this will stop now that the public is so outraged by who else has been hacked? >> the public is rightfully outraged by this. there is a failure by the commission. the police have been cozying up. you can be assured that parliament would like a piece of this and across the party lines. we have to do something about the media moguls like mr. murdoch who are saying that everything will be adjusted by rebecca brooks.
PBS
Jul 11, 2011 6:30pm PDT
low in britain as new allegations emerge daily of data theft and hacking at other news court papers. >> thanks. the united states has condemned syria for refusing to protect the american and french embassies in damascus from attack by government loyalists. the u.s. state department said mobs assault of both the u.s. embassy compound and the ambassadors residents, but that no staff were injured. progress government demonstrators filled central damascus over the weekend, expressing their anger at the presence of the u.s. and french ambassadors in the city that has been the center of opposition to president al assad. member protests on the streets of sia, this time by supporters of the al assad regime. they took part in a rally against the ambassadors of the u.s. and france. they -- the show support for the democracy movement prompted an angry show from damascus. franz's foreign ministry said the crowds were well organized, while security forces did nothing to stand in the way -- france was a foreign ministry. the u.s. also condemned the day's events. >> it is clear what this is about
Comedy Central
Jul 20, 2011 7:00pm PDT
britain's political law enforcement and journalistic establishment is really a waste of everyone's time. (laughter) you know, i know what the problem, is you're jealous. as a newscorp property, you're not upset that your standards have been corrupted by your scandal boner ethic. you're upset they get to have the fun while you get to sit on your hands. this scandal was made for you guys! for god's sake, look at these, d.s.k., made men, that's a great one. obama beats weiner. osama bin laden bin west banking. these are priceless puns. imagine the frustration that the pun masters over there must be feeling. they're missing out on the chance to shame a high profile media mogul, make that nasty insinuations about his second in command. indulge in puns about her personal appearance. and the death of a whistle-blower? right! i mean, it's easy. (cheers and applause) it's so easy! poor bastards! now, i'm not suggesting you don't have the balls to confront murdoch on this, i've seen you do it. when this scandal broke in 2009, fox's steve barney yanked murdoch's ass out of sun valley and laid the
CBS
Jul 24, 2011 11:30am EDT
understand that newspapers in britain play a very different role than they do here, because you don't have paid political advertising. you cannot run for office in britain without the support of a major newspaper chain. everybody needs murdoch's support. i think that eventually this is going to fade away. >> do you remember the phase willful blindness in connection with enron crimes? >> yes. it's looking the other way. >> do you think -- willful blindness will obtain in the case of prosecuting and perhaps convicting rupert? >> they may try. >> and his son. >> they may try. >> willful blind sentence. >> i don't think rupert has any -- hold it. i don't think rupert, as of now has any kind of criminal liability whatsoever. the people have a problem are below him. >> when you have a hot story, the editor, the people above say, how did you get that? it's diagnose to be very difficult to insulate the people at the top if these allegations prove true. >> let's see if we can >> thank you columbia, challenger, discovery, endeavour, and our ship atlantis. thank you for protecting us and bringin
NBC
Jul 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
later, another royal wedding day in britain. but for will and kate, this time the pressure was off. cc1:cc1: cc1:cc1: cc: >>> it is a pivotal weekend in the appeals trial of amanda knox, convicted in an italian cc court of killing her roommate.1: dna is at the center of this case, and court-appointed forensics experts say the evidence used against knox and her boyfriend was badly flawed and possibly contaminated by investigators. nbc's keith miller has our report tonight from perugia. >> reporter: knox appeared buoyant as she entered court today. her mother edda was there to offer support in the final stages of the appeal. the prosecution spent the day lashing out at the findings of an independent panel of forensic scientists who called the dna evidence used to convict knox unreliable. the judge read a letter from the head of italy's police forensic team, defending the professionalism of his officers. the findings of the independent forensic scientists is a major embarrassment to the italian crime scene investigators on this case. they are accused of more than 50 breaches of internation
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 11:35pm PDT
street journal." 200 newspapers around the world. here in britain, he dominates the media landscape. but this has been a bruising week for rupert murdoch. >> there is a firestorm that's engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police, and, indeed, our political system's ability to respond. >> reporter: it's been one stunning revelation after another. murdoch's headline hungry reporters allegedly hacking cell phones of murdered children. victims of terror attacks. even bribing the queen's security officers. and this, allegations that reporters hacked the voice mails of 9/11 victims in new york. prompting calls today for a justice department inquiry. >> it would be, you know, in my mind, probably the most invasive and perverse use of a victim's information in the final moments of their lives. >> reporter: none of this is a surprise to actor hugh grant, a long-time target of the tabloid. today, he talked with "nightline" about how he waged his own covert operation and turned the tables on the tabloids. when did you first get a sense that they were listening in on your life? >> well,
ABC
Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm EDT
pounds of equipment. >>> the final copy of britain's biggest tabloid hit newsstands today. the "news of the world" issued a full-page apology. rupert murdoch is in london to deal with the crisis. another of his properties, "the sunday times with >> reports that more arrests are expected. there are gone, but they will not soon be forgotten. will and kate's north american tour is over. earlier, a reporter asked kate how she liked her trip? >> how was your trip to the u.s.? >> i really enjoyed it thank you. >> it was a busy trip for the duke and duchess. they've visited los angeles's skid row and toured an arts academy. and then they stopped at a jobs fair. >> this is my last stop but it is a one of the most important. it is about men and women who choose to put their lives on the line for their country. >> will and kate later boarded the plane from los angeles and are headed back to britain tonight. this was the couple's first overseas trip since their wedding in april. >>> a big trip. >> many miles. >> nice weather in los angeles. a good thing they are not coming here because of the h
WHUT
Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
of the same political role in america that he has played in britain. >> fox is a very conservative media outlet, it takes a conservative bent and sides with republicans routinely, against the democrats. i think there has been a lot of liberal anger at mr. murdoch over the years. i also think there have been liberal politicians, democrats, who have been more loath to criticize mr. murdoch in the past, or fox, for fear of having some of the kind of repercussions that british politicians were also afraid of. they do not become targets of fox news. >> in congress, concerns are growing, especially after the suggestion, still unsubstantiated, that news of the world journalists may have been hacking the phones of 9/11 victims. calls have been made to the department of justice and the securities and exchange commission to investigate the allegations. u.s. companies are banned from paying bribes to foreign officials. >> last week when the story broke, this became an interesting story to americans. we found it titillating, fascinating, but it was not necessarily penetrating the consciousness
NBC
Jul 12, 2011 6:30pm EDT
the phone hacking scandal in britain where each day brings fresh revelations. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic
FOX
Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT
countries. >> we can be proud of what this statue says about britain and america. it reminds us of a period of extraordinary achievement and hope in world affairs after a time of darkness and danger. it celebrates the life of an exceptional and gifted american president. it's a fitting tribute to one of the truest friends that britain has ever had. >> reporter: former british prime minister margaret thatcher, a close friend of reagan's, was invited to the event but was too frail to attend. the statue was commissioned by the reagan memorial fund trust and joins here in griefnor park of former presidents roosevelt and eisenhower. >>> back here at home, thousands are celebrating independence day with the nation's first president. and holly morris is caught up with general year washington earlier at his mount vernon, state. >> if you can talk to one person, who would it be? many people say the first president. general george washington and as luck would have it on this july 4th, i knew where i could find him. greetings, general washington. >> madame, welcome to mount vernon. we're please
PBS
Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. britain which was what the biggest aid donor last week -- which was the biggest aid donors suspended their payments. this makes an end to the protests of the more difficult in all of the world's poorest countries. -- in one of the world's poorest countries. >> this is "newsday," on the bbc. >> the headlines this hour. european leaders have agreed to a second loan for greece with banks and private investors contributing more than $150 billion. >> james murdoch has rejected claims that he gave mistaken evidence to british members of parliament. the claims for made by former senior executives of the "news of the world," newspaper. who owns the south china seas? this is a simple enough question but the answer is complicated. a number of countries claim ownership. hillary clinton has arrived in bali where the asean group of nations has been discussing the contentious issue of maritime boundaries. it is believed that the south china sea is rich in oil and gas. countries in the region are competing with each other to stake a claim. china says they have the largest claim over the south china
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
u.s. >> did the scandal take on the life of its own outside britain then people may watch fox stations less, may read newspapers less often that could have more losting repercussion. >> another former editor is rebecca brooks now murdoch's chief executive in britain. she still has her job despite calls for dismissal. and an address that fired employees that came by sky news, she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually it will come out why things went wrong and that will be another very difficult moment. >> proceeds from the final issue which is set to be one of the biggest sellers ever will to go charity. top u.k. lawmakers are talking about holding a government inquiry. still to come right here on abc 7 news, roller coaster tragedy, a gulf war veteran dies after following out of roller coaster ride, investigation underway. hines ward arrested why the player is facing charges tonight. and royal victory, prince william leads his team to a win in a charity polo match. what else the royal couple is up to tonight after this break. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleade
PBS
Jul 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
britain's culture secretary is writing to regulators for further advice on the implications of newscorp's planned bid for the broadcaster, bskyb. it comes in the wake of the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal o. sunday, rupert murdoch flew to london to guide the company through the crisis. >> it was all smiles as rebekah brooks and rupert murdoch left a restaurant last night. by allowing media access like this, news corporation is keen to convey a message that it's all business as usual. rebekah brooks stopped to help a photographer who fell over in the melee. it's understood she could soon be interviewed by police as a witness, though she says she knew nothing about phone hacking when she was editor of "news of the world." other news international exec tizz are said to be cooperating fully with the police inquiry. earlier, rupert murdoch gave a very public show of settlement to rebekah brooks. she's said to have offered her resignation twice, only to be turned down. asked what her priority was now, he said this one, referring to her. the murdoches, father and son, refused to answe
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 4:30am PDT
tonight. >>> a media mogul nearly slapped with a pie and the drama just beginning. why britain's prime minister is in the hot seat over a phone hacking scandal today. good morning. i'm grace lee. frank has the morning off. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. time now is 4:30. let's start with a quick look after traffic and weather. we'll go over to kristy seifkin. >> today is the day filled with sunshine that we have been waiting for. check this out. in all locations, actually going to see sun by the afternoon and temperatures getting into the 90s inland. warming trend will continue. tell you exactly how long in a bit but over to gianna now with a look at traffic. >> let's start with a live look at 580/680 in pleasanton. okay through here but just east of there we have an injury accident blocking the right lane actually major injuries reported in this accident. happened a couple of hours ago. we'll have more information on this coming up in a few minutes. >>> there is going to be a town hall meeting this evening about saturday's deadly police shooting in san francisco's bayview district. >> that
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
there will be overflow rooms with television sets. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other places. certainly the united states, which is why there's so much media here today as well. as one british politician put it, it's the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and the phone-hacking scandal that will appear here later today. they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee. it doesn't sound like much, it's the committee for culture and media. these hearings will only last an hour for rupert and his 38-year-old son, james murdoch. and another hour following that for rebekah brooks, who was as we know now, the chief executive of murdoch's british newspapers before she suddenly resigned last week. members of parliament in terms of what we're going to hear today, they'll try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves on the record. saying things that they might be able to use against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they're not going to be on oath, but they are going to be on what they call here, on hono
PBS
Jul 5, 2011 2:30pm PDT
similar cases against the dutch state. >> for years, the "news of the world," britain's top-selling sunday tabloid and part of rupert murdoch's global media empire, has been afflicted by claims of phone hacking. david cameron expressed his shock that the phone of a girl who was murdered years ago was hacked into by a "news of the world" correspondent. >> the scandal has been growing and growing as more and more people learned that their phones had been hacked. now, a much more serious allegation has shocked the country. 13-year-old 2 went missing -- 13-year-old milly dowler went missing. there were allegations that "news of the world" packed into her phone and that some messages might have been deleted in that act. >> if these allegations are true, this is a dreadful act, a dreadful situation. what i have read in the papers is quite shocking -- that someone could do this -- while knowing that the police were trying to find this person and find out what had happened. >> there is more pressure on the prime minister's friend, rebekah brooks, chief executive of news international in the
CBS
Jul 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
britain's top cop as the phone hacking scandal intensifies. elizabeth palmer in london tracks the fast braining developments. moving to motown. dean reynolds takes us to a detroit neighborhood with years of decline and attracting young people. and top of the world, women's soccer has a new champion tonight. theny captures the showdown between the u.s. and japan captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: good evening. it is relentless, dangerous and gripping the country. a major heat wave this weekend has prompted officials in 17 states to issue heat warnings and advisories. take a look at the temperature map of the nation today. you'll find several large areas of 90's and a patch that saw high's above 100 degrees. two hot weather-related deaths have been reported and forecasters say it's expected to spread over the next few days. cynthia bowers begins our coverage. >> advisory remains in reif he can through this evening along interstate 35. >> reporter: it's been so hot for so long in oklahoma the governor called for a state wide day of
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
libya. 30 countries and killing -- 30 countries including the u.s., france, and britain has recognized -- have recognized the rebels. with gaddafi still firmly entrenched despite months of bombing, the anti-government forces have stepped up their offenses in western libya. >> heavy fighting continues in western libya. the rebels have waged a five- month campaign aimed at capturing tripoli. gaddafi forces have proved a formidable opponent. the government has received support from the global community. the international contact group has given its full support to libya's transitional council, recommended the formation of an interim government. they have also asked that gaddafi relinquished power. -- gaddafi relinquish power. >> there are no other options. >> it is an important diplomatic milestone for the libyan opposition, especially now that the u.s. has officially recognized the rebel movement. >> we still have to work through various legal issues. we expect this recognition will enable the tnc to access additional sources of funding. >> there has been much to service demands for poli
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 11:35pm EDT
quickly become britain's answer to watergate. but this time, the bad guys are the newspaper men and women. hacking the phones not just of princes of the realm but also a 13-year-old murder victim, just to get a scoop. they allegedly did it with the help of corrupt police officers on the company payroll. already britain's top two policemen have resigned. now, the prime minister is in the cross hairs. david cameron is on the hot seat tomorrow. but today the focus was on the patriarch and his younger son, james. >> james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened. >> reporter: both expressed regret. >> invading people's privacy by listening to their voicemail is wrong. paying police officece for information is wrong. >> it's a matter of great regret of mine, my father's and everyone at news corp. ration. >> reporter: they blamed n ns executives and reporters lower down the corp rate food chain. >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: among murdoch's most trusted employees, his own children, who ran multimillion dol
PBS
Jul 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
cut short his trip to africa. this morning he'll find a damning report from the way britain's biggest police force has dealt with the phone hacking scandal. they are accused of a catalog of failures and a scathing report of some senior offers. >> i can't say more than that. >> that's john yates describing his choice not to reopen the inquiry when he gave evidence to m.p.'s last week. in the report, they agree with him. >> i'm not letting you get away with that. absolutely not. >> and even more critical. his conduct is described as unprofessional and inappropriate. but the report also criticizes news international. accusing the company of deliberately thwarting the various investigations. yesterday rupert murdoch denied he was responsible. >> no. >> you're not responsible? >> [inaudible] >> the moment when a member of the public threw a fope pie at him has generated many of the headlines. it was scrutinized on both sides of the atlantic. >> but now at least u.s. investors appear to have been reassured. and the share price rallied rising by more than 5%. but the threat of a criminal inv
PBS
Jul 26, 2011 12:30am PDT
is that of the europeans. they are not unified, but some of them including france and britain, do have sympathy for the palestinian position. however, they do not want an american veto. they are afraid it could become violent in the occupied territories and that could, perhaps, get entangled in the protest of the wider arab world. that has not happened yet. so far, the air of spring has been very focused on internal issues. -- the era of the spring has been very focused on internal issues. america's standing in the region could take a hard hit, and the western states, too. the europeans are looking for a compromise, trying to convince the destiny is to drop their bid for membership, but to give them enough to get back to the peace process. whether or not they succeed, there is a sense that the arab- israeli conflict is becoming a major issue at the u.n. again and it will dominate in the coming months. >> britain has joined france in suggesting colonel gadhafi could remain in libya so long as he steps down from power. the british foreign secretary has been holding talks with his fr
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
takes on a life of its own outside of britain, people may watch fox stations less. they may read news corporation's newspapers less. that could have lasti ing repur cushions. >> reporter: rebecca brooks still has her job, despite calls for a dismissal. she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually, it will come out, why things went wrong and who was responsible. and that will be -- that will be another very, very difficult moment in this company's history. >> reporter: with a a mment like that, it is clear the scandal will not be dying with the paper. it's fair to say there's a lot of reporters, managers, politicians and police, wondering if and when they will be facing criminal charges. david? >> jeffrey kofman in london. jeffrey, thank you. >>> while the cloeing of that british newspaper is the headline dominating the news in london, it's a part of britain making news here. the future king and queen are in this country. prince william and kate are in southern california. and bob woodruff is with them in santa barbara this evening. bob, good evening. >> reporter: go
WHUT
Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
this a watershed moment for britain's political culture? >> you can downplay it and denied that the problem is a deep, or accept the seriousness of the situation and deal with it. i want to deal with it. these inquiries, i believe, give chance for a fresh start and i want to take it. >> welcome to gmt. so in the program -- south sudan on the brink of nationhood. good will, but will it last? an appeal for emergency funds for the horn of africa. hundreds of thousands abandon their homes. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 9:00 p.m. in sydney. prime minister david cameron has announced two investigations into what he calls the disgusting phone hacking scandal, which has sent shockwaves through the country's political culture. pledged to get to the truth of what happened to, but also to clean up the culture. within minutes, police confirmed the rest of the former editor of the "news of the world" who was hired by mr. cameron to be his communications chief. >> one former "news of the world" employee and calls for her resignation. today, it's another. he went on to be di
CBS
Jul 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
empire. investigations are ongoing in britain and in the u.s. >>> british prime minister david cameron spoke to parliament yesterday. cameron trying to distance himself from his former communications chief, andy coulson. coulson is a former editor at murdoch's now-defunct "news of the world." cameron denied claims that he tried to stop the investigation into the hacking. >>> it turns out that hacking into someone's phone isn't that hard at all. bill whitaker has that part of the story. >> reporter: the targets of the tabloid hacking scandal include british royals, commoners, and screen stars, like hugh grant. >> i think this is the watershed moment. >> reporter: but don't think hacking is just the scourge of the celebrated and sensational on the other side of the atlantic. your phone and my phone can be hacked. >> my ex-girlfriend found her way into my voice mail on my cell phone. >> reporter: -- just as easily as l.a. screenwriter where, rich keith. >> she would know things only on my voice mail and sometimes she would know them before i knew them. >> this is a crime that doesn't real
CW
Jul 5, 2011 10:00pm PDT
britain's tabloids. newspaper has been accused of tacking into a timer's cell phone, jeep liesing. mark phillips on the country that very phid the country. >> it's britain's biggest sunday newspaper. selling 2 1/2 million copies by delivering skin and the skinny. some has notten by hacking into the voice mail accounts of famous victims like ericcap tan, hew grant and a member of crins william star. there is the intruce that we should see how outraged a nation. the news of the world not only hacked into the voice mail to hear desperate relatives trying to reach her, it deleted some messages to make room for others. so she was still alive dialing into her own voice mail. she was fobbed dead six months after her desperation. the family, which made heart wren les appears is distract. >> the idea is frightening simple. two phones. on one, you dial the number in question. then while it's busy, you dial the number again on the other phone. which immediately goes to soil mail. then simply a matter of dialing in the factory pin numbers or 8888. it's surprising how many people glefer that i think
PBS
Jul 21, 2011 12:30am PDT
been mixed. britain has given 23 million pounds to somalia this year. united states has given barely half of that. germany and france are among those accused of ignoring the alarm bells. >> contributions from other countries has been dangerously inadequate. britain is setting a good lead. we expect others to contribute. there are signs others are beginning. we need that to happen rapidly and vigorously. >> money is not the only problem. the famine has taken hold in areas controlled or influenced by militant islamist group. they made it too dangerous for foreign aid groups to operate directly. they say a ban has been lifted, but the politics are competen-- complicated and aid is not getting to the right people fast enough. the familiar images of hunger and helplessness. the predictable scramble for money and access as famine bites into somalia. erson isast one p reported to have been killed in malawi in demonstrations against the government. despite an earlier court ruling banning protests, protests have continued. they have sealed off the city in the center. kenyan officials are burn
NBC
Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
and may soon be felt here in the u.s. than many first thought. it's galloping through great britain where it is the story. we get to hear from rupert murdoch. tonight there's been another development in this. we begin with stephanie gosk in london. stephanie, good evening. >> good evening, brian. every day since this scandal broke, there seems it be a new bombshe bombshell. revelations, resignations, arrests. the last 24 hours is no exception. it's left people in this country wondering and worried what will happen next. the fabled scotland yard is reeling after two sudden resignations of its most senior leadership. sir paul stephenson, the police chief, and his deputy, john yates, career policemen who are the latest casualties in the phone hacking scandal. scotland yard is being accused of mishandling the investigation into "news of the world qug, maintaining close relationships with the very people they were supposed to be investigating. police officers accepting bribes from reporters has allegedly been commonplace. stephenson and yates deny any wrong doing on their part. >> i have
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 5:30am EDT
senior newspaper executive in great britain has stepped down and resigned from her position. we'll see what happens next there. >>> meanwhile back in washington, president obama says it's decision time, telling congressional leaders yesterday he wants to see a deal on raising the debt ceiling in the next 24 to 36 hours. if not, he says lawmakers will have to return to the negotiating table this weekend. the president expected to hold a news conference on the negotiations at the white house in just a few hours. the president's deadline comes as the front page of the "wall street journal" reads "plan bemerges on debts," reporting harry reid is embracing mitch mcconnell's, quote, backup plan that would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling in three installments through the 2012 election. aides say the senate leaders hope to link a pack of spending cuts to mcconnell's plan, although it's unlikely it would include any tax increases. house republicans remain split on mcconnell's proposal, even though speaker john boehner is refusing to dismiss the plan altogether. during the whit
PBS
Jul 6, 2011 4:00pm PDT
and britain, politicians are simply too scared to confront the murdoch empire? >> a british company could not go and buy anything more than 20%, he has 30% of british sky. it is been argued that he has far too much power and they assume that his papers decide whether they will become the prime minister or the next government. that is totally unacceptable. >> it was your former boss who was one of the first to cozy up to rupert murdoch. >> if you ask him, and you can ask gordon brown. they used to be played up funny enough by rebecca brooks. they have far too much influence and they have produced this kind of scandal and it must top. >> are you confident that this will stop now that the public is so outraged by who else has been hacked? >> the public is rightfully outraged by this. there is a failure by the commission. the police have been cozying up. you can be assured that parliament would like a piece of this and across the party lines. we have to do something about the media moguls like mr. murdoch who are saying that everything will be adjusted by rebecca brooks. it is like givi
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Jul 18, 2011 10:00am PDT
, britain's top police officer, the chief of scotland yard resigned, and he acknowledges that the investigation was inadequate, and steven yates now announcing his resignation. the scandal has been growing steadily after reports that there was a hacking of an answering machine by "news of the world." tomorrow murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear on a hearing in parliament. cnn will bring you that testimony live. dan rivers is inla london. rebekah brooks is expected to testify tomorrow, and now what are the plans in terms of questioning her tomorrow? >> reporter: well, politicians will have to be careful how they frame the questions to her. in britain, if there is a pending trial or the possibility of a pending trial, you have to be very careful what kind of news coverage is gained from that, because they don't want to prejudge the trial here. they don't want to sway a potential juror one way or the other. and this testimony from rebekah brooks will be broadcast live not only here but around the world. they have to be fairly careful about what they ask her and she will
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Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. britain has given 23 million accounts. the united states early have five. germany and france are among those accused of ignoring alarm bells. >> they have been dangerously inadequate. britain is setting a good lead, and we expect others to contribute. there are signs others are beginning to put things away, because we need that to happen rapidly. >> money is not the only problem. the famine has taken control in areas controlled or influenced militant islamists. now they say a ban has been lifted, but politics are complicated and aid is not getting to the right people fast enough. so the familiar images of hunger and the predictable scramble for money and resources. >> for more on efforts to assist those suffering from drought, i am joined by the deputy assistant secretary for refugees and migration. you have just returned from the refugee camps of eastern africa. tell us what you saw. >> i have been too many refugee camps across the world. i can tell you is among the worst i have ever seen. the rate coming into the camps is very high. it is 1300 a day into kenya, but worse than that, t
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
important to understand that many of the tabloid practices seen in britain in the print press have begun to appear in the united states in our broadcast and cable media. we are hardly perfect on this side of the pond. >> what do you think is drawing that? also the 24/7 news cycle, the desire to have something new and something more. that pushes a lot of journalism outlets into minutia. they go after more detail and more information. you saw that in the united states in the case of a congressman anthony wiener. once that got going, there was such a drive to get every single photo, every single phone message possible. i think you see that in general. once media outlets have access to the most private information, they often keep looking for something more to put up on the screen. in britain, perhaps, in print. >> good to have your insight into the media industry. thank you for joining me from wisconsin. let's look at some of the other stories making headlines. a collision between a train and a bus in northern india has killed at least 38 people near the town of patiyali. the bus was
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 5:30am EDT
hacking scandal. it is engulfing britain's media, police and politics. prime minister cameron was accused of being too cozy with news international executives. two dozen meetings in less than two years. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch. >> might say the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is that murdoch couldn't have asked for better publicity than the pie attack during yesterday's parliamentary coittee meeting. it deflected some attention from phone hacking, bribery and corruption, on to wendi murdoch. the press verdict? what a wife. >> come the moment of abei atta she leapt in, and my goodness, she certainly brought it to life. >> reporter: murdoch isn't off the hook by a long shot. his son james could be asked to return to answer more questions. >> there are sure to be more hearings, and there are sure to be more evidence, things will come out. other shoes will drop. >> definitely my favorite sound bite of the day. she definitely brought those proceedings to life. >>> here in the u.s.
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Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
select committee by his son james. nick robinson reports. >> end to britain's most powerful, most feared media going you will. the policemen are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take that -- them into questioning. that fell into a crew of m.p.'s. his wife was behind him. offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously at his side throughout. >> i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> rupert murdoch was determined to deliver one key line. >> i would just like to say one sentence -- this is the most humbling day of my life. thank you. >> they were sorry, they were humble but whose fault was the criminality in their company? >> do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> who is responsible? >> the people they trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> who that was he wasn't say. >> this is not an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. news world is less than 1 -- news corp is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> at this point
CBS
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
questions about his alleged link to the hacking scandal in britain. i'm charlie d'agata in london. we'll have the details coming up. >>> the space shuttle "atlantis" comes back to earth and the shuttle program ends in about 18 hours. all signs point to a landing just before 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. the crew deployed one more satellite today. the 180th deployment in the shuttle's history. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch flew back to the united states today after facing intense questioning from british lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. today, the prime minister called an emergency session of parliament to tackle that controversy engulfing britain. charlie d'agata tells us that he emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal has dragged british prime minister david cameron into the fray and into a fight in the house of commons. >> the greatest responsibility i have is to clear up this mess. >> reporter: he's in the mess! his former communications chief andy colson was editor of the news of the world when journalists hacked in th
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Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. >>> still to come, a feisty question time for britain's prime minister and secretary of state clinton raises eyebrows in china. >>> but michelle obama draws fire from the traditional obama white house, organized labor. our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. it's the at&t network... somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. here's the latest news you need to know right now. state and lo
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Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
for the people of britain that we represent. this is the most humble day of my kroor and all that has happened i know that we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened. especially with regard to listen toing the the voice mail of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years. and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed hundreds of honest and hard working journalists. i own nearly 200 newspapers and followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowda family had to endure. which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the news of the world could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the family for graciously giving me the opportunity a apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am apologizing cannot take back what has happened. still, i want them to know the d
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Jul 13, 2011 9:00pm EDT
all commercial television in britain. the business consequences of this scandal are still unfolding, but the legal consequences started unfolding years ago. in 2007, a "news of the world" editor and private investigator hired by the paper were jailed for the phone hacking. the editor, andy coulson denied knowing about the hacking but resigned anyway. david cameron then hired that editor, andy coulson, to be a communications director for them. last week he and another editor were arrested for hacking and bribery charges. told about the involvement in the scandal at the time cameron was hiring him. cameron announced an official inquiry. >> after listening carefully, we've decided the best way to proceed is with one inquiry, but in two parts. i can tell the house this inquiry will be led by one of the most senior judges in this country and under the 2005 inquiries act. newspaper reporters, management, p -- barbara boxer, jay rockefeller and bob menendez have all called for investigations by the justice department and securities and exchange commission. the senators say they want to kno
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> the murdoch phone hacking scandal in britain has claimed its first public official. just hours ago, britain's top cop suddenly resigned. his resignation comes on the same day police arrested a top murdoch executive. let's bring in cnn's atika shubert. atika, is there a connection between the resignation and the arrest of that top murdoch executive? >> well, there are basically two different strands of the same scandal. in the place of sir paul stevenson, the topmost senior police officer here in britain, he basically resigned because of increasing intense scrutiny over the relationship between the metropolitan police and "news of the world." that tabloid that was shut down because of those phone hacking allegations. and basically there was a former "news of the world" editor, neil wallace, who it turns out was paid by the metropolitan police to be a communications consultant. sir paul stevenson was taking a lot of flak for that. now, he resigned saying he feels he's done nothing wrong, his integrity is intact, he says. however, he does feel that these allegations are distracting fr
CNN
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am EDT
like quite like this? and as rupert murdoch prepares to address members of parliament in britain tomorrow, how serious is this moment for him and his company? >> it's dreadfully serious for rupert murdoch, his family and his company. the company itself i don't think is in jeopardy. it's the second or third largest media company in the world, but murdoch's aura of invincibility is gone. his lieutenants are apples falling from the tree. his argument it was a few rotten apples is discredited. it's really a barrel problem. he has to deal with that, and he knows in coming days, not just in his testimony tomorrow, but in coming days, there will be more apples that will be revealed to have been rotten. he has a lot to answer for. >> i can say from my experience, editing a newspaper for him and this was, five, six years before any of this phone hacking began, but certainly when i worked for him, he wanted his editors to be tough, ruthless, aggressive, all of the things would you expect from a tabloid newspaper, but always to operate within the law. and i find it impossible, personally kn
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Jul 17, 2011 1:00pm PDT
, thanks so much from kabul. >>> some fast moving developments today in britain as well. the murdoch phone hacking scandal has claimed its first public official. we'll have much more on that story right after this short break. to use legalzoom for important legal documents. so start your business, protect your family, launch your dreams. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. launch your dreams. discover customersl are getting five percent cashback bonus at the pump... and at many of the places their summer plans take them. it pays to switch, it pays to discover. >>> all right. the murdoch phone hacking scandal has claimed its first public official now. a short time ago, britain's top cop suddenly resigned. his resignation comes on the same day police arrested a top murd murdoch executive. atika shubert, why did the commissioner of britain's metropolitan police suddenly resign? >> well, he said basically that he had done nothing wrong but that there had been such intense scrutiny over the relationship between metropolitan police officers and "news of the world" executives that he fe
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2011 4:00pm EDT
minister, prime minister of israel, and the deputy undersecretary of state for great britain signed a secret protocol providing that israeli troops would invade the sinai peninsula on october 29th. this was the plan. once the israelis advanced toward the canal zone britain and france would issue an ultimatum to israel and egypt to cease fighting and except anglo-french occupation of the canals on if, as expected, egypt rejected the ultimatum britain and france would begin bombardment of egypt on october 301st followed by a troop landings. remember, this was a secret. it was not in the newspapers to read what was in the newspapers that day was that the soviet union had sent troops into budapest, hungary, killing dozens of protesters. eisenhower knew nothing of the secret meeting in paris. that day intelligence advisory committee chaired by cia director allen dulles, the brother of john foster dulles, assumed that war was not imminent and postpone the for the revision of the intelligence estimate. the committee ignored an fbi report that an unnamed country was considering military actio
CNN
Jul 11, 2011 4:00pm PDT
king usa" starts right now. >>> thanks, wolf. good evening. tonight's britain's tabloid scandal escalates. two rupert murdoch-owned newspapers obtained and published information about prime minister gordon brown's family and finances. and tensions between the united states and syria, near a boiling point tonight. a government that beats its own people when they march peacefully slow to offer help when the united states embassy sund attack. >>> tonight the united states being unable to pay its bills because it's maxed out its credit line. to get more spending power president obama is trying to broker a deal with congress that would slash $2 trillion in red ink over the next decade. republicans refuse to raise taxes. president obama is left to sound like a nagging parent. no breakthrough at this afternoon's white house session. the president will reconvene the talks tomorrow. let's discuss the stakes and politics with jessica yellin and gloria borger. the sound we didn't quite have there was the time saying it's time to rip off the band-aid, eat our peas. he spent a half hour with
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 3:00pm PDT
unfolding drama already ensharing britain's corridors of power. brooks is answering police questions. >> reporter: in the cozy world of british politics and media, rebecca brooks was at its very center. she wined and dined the rich and powerful on behalf of her boss and mentor, rupert murdoch. brooks first came to news international as a secretary at "news of the world." she quickly developed a reputation for her tenacity as a journalist, reportedly once disguising herself as a cleaning lady to scoop a competitor. described as both ruthless and charming, she was soon the youngest editor of the "news of the world," and shortly after "the sun," both named by murdoch's news international. she spearheaded a controversial campaign to, quote, name and shame alleged pedophiles, publishing their names and addresses in the paper. as the editor of "the sun," brooks testified to parliament that her paper had paid police officers for information. and it was under her editorship that the "news of the world" allegedly paid a private investigator to hack into the voicemail messages of millie dowell
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
but not thought to be suspicious suggesting it was a suicide. this scandal is rocking britain but seems ready to explode here in the united states. the fbi investigating whether a news corp journalist tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims and survivors. the fbi also says it's aware of reports that actor jude law's phone was hacked while he was in new york. the scandal shows no sign of slowing down. quite acontrary. possibly being replaced as the ceo of his own media empire. a man whose customer base is the whole world. anyone who watches ""glee"" or reads the "wall street journal" or anyone that goes to the movies or reads books. we have jeffrey toobin and matthew chance. brian, we'll start with you, rupert murdoch stepping down in the world of media, that's a wow. true or maybe? >> right now it's a maybe. news corp will not deny the bloomberg report on the record. what they say on background, people around the company say there was no meeting today to talk about it. you can tell that's not a real denial. they may want this out here before the testimony in order to change
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Jul 22, 2011 12:30am PDT
berlin and came to britain at age 10. his father was a broadcaster and politician. his early work was thrillism. he had a one-man show at age 21. but these are not just bodies. he said he wanted to paint people, their hopes, memories, how they happened to be. >> in our computer age, in a way he reinforces what is special and unique about painting. >> he was never flattering, never one to hide a blemish or able to. he painted bodies as he saw them. not even the queen was scared. models often had to endure unbearably long sittings, and they were more often than not friends, lovers, and members of his own family. >> i do not want to use them for an idea i have. i actually want to do them and even their identical twin would not do at all if i did not know them. >> he had a large family. these are just two of his daughters, but is thought that he fathered dozens of children throughout his life. his legacy? he was britain's cozy preeminent painter of the nude. in an age of abstract art, he brought the power of paint and the human form laid bare. >> you have been watching news day from the b
PBS
Jul 12, 2011 4:00pm PDT
which continues in britain. but those even further. after gordon brown claimed in an interview that the "sunday times" also part of the murdoch empire hire criminals to obtain the information. there is some flash photography. >> here is gordon that downing street with rupert's starter next to him and the top editor on the right. for years, team brown stayed close to t murdoch. no more. peace miles fell away. gordon brown accused them and their newspaper of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> some were getting information from my lawyers. like a tax attorney said that medical records have been broken into. i do not tell how all of this happened. in two instances, there is absolute proof that news international, was involved in hiring people to get this information. ith people that the work wa our criminals. >> this is the editor of "the sunday times." in a statement tonight, they believe ethanol law was broken, no criminal was used edie story was published giving both sides of the hearing. he attacked the way it reported that his youngest son was suffering from cystic
NBC
Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
youth out of trouble. >>> in yet another twist in britain's phone hacking scandal, along with another high-profile arrest. the news starts right now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. we begin in san francisco tonight with more developments from the deadly officer-involved shooting this weekend. frustration spilled into other parts of the city overnight, and some critics are now calling for an independent investigation into the shooting. nbc bay area's elise kirschner is in san francisco where investigators say new cell phone video from the scene justifies officers' actions, but some witnesses disagree. elise? >> reporter: well, diane, as sfpd has been saying all along that the suspect fired first, but they were unable to recover a weapon. now thanks to cell phone video at the scene, they tracked down a gun, a gun they say the suspect used. you can see it in clear view, amateur video showing a gun lying on third street, not far from where san francisco police shot and ultimately killed a 19-year-old bayview man. >> i think those police really need to be checked. they probably should
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Jul 3, 2011 5:30pm PDT
? 76% correctly said great britain. but 19% were unsure and 5% named some other country. >>> great britain, you know, it's where they play wimbledon. and today it is where novak djokovic fulfilled his boyhood dream and won the men's final. the 24-year-old from serbia beat rafael nadal in four sets. afterward, djokovic called his first wimbledon championship the most special day of his life. >>> and coming up next, making a difference, an extraordinary bond formed by women sharing a profound loss. >>> as the country celebrates its independence this weekend, it's worth remembering those who have sacrificed so much for the freedoms we all enjoy. they include, of course, those who have died in iraq and afghanistan. in tonight's "making a difference" report, we meet an exceptional group of women who have lost their husbands or fiances in those wars, and have joined forces now to help themselves heal and to embrace life. nbc's peter alexander has their story. >> ready, set, go! >> reporter: they are fun-loving and fearless. a brave group of women with something else in common, too. they
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
are not without a price. britain's royal family cost taxpayers 52 million dollars last year but that's down 5.3% from before. that's america's money, i am peggy bunker. ♪ the rich aroma gets you up ♪ looking forward to your first cup ♪ morning! big day, huh? thank you. ♪ oh that mountain grown taste, ♪ ♪ just what you need ♪ for the big race. daughter: morning mom! are you excited? ♪ as you finish every mile... ♪ how rewarding are those smiles... ♪ [ cheers from the crowd ] of wakin' up... ♪ mommy, you did it! ♪ is folgers in your cup. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> it's 11 minutes after the hour and you may be trying to quit smoking with the helpch chantix but this could -- help of chantix but this could causeyou have a heart attack. one of the coauthors works for the hopkins school of medicine. they had a 72% greater chance of having a heart attack within a year. >>> parents, health leaders are making it easier to understand how to apply sunscreen. state health official say parents must get permission for the children to be given sunscreen by a st
PBS
Jul 26, 2011 5:00am EDT
difficult decisions to get to britain's defeat. to -- to britain's debt. and they announced they have no plans to abandoned that plan. >> to norway, and the justice minister praising the fantastic work done by police after the bombing and shooting on utoeya island. but there has been criticism to have time it took police to get to the island. it's emerged that police also overestimated the number of people who died on the island and revised the death toll from 86 to 68. eight people were also killed in the bomb attack and a number of people are still missing from the island. >> the most important thing is we are completely focused on supporting the families of those and all those affected. we have things in mace all over the country and have people in our government affected. we have missing people at utoeya. and we have many people deeply affected. we have to look after them. i'm completely open to discuss how the response to these attacks have been handled. but i would like to emphasize that the police have done a magnificent job, and i do not think it's appropriate to criticize the
NBC
Jul 3, 2011 6:30pm EDT
independence from which country? 76% correctly said great britain. but 19% were unsure and 5% named some other country. >>> great britain, you know, it's where they play wimbledon. and today it is where novak djokovic fulfilled his boyhood dream and won the men's final. the 24-year-old from serbia beat rafael nadal in four sets. afterward, djokovic called his first wimbledon championship, the most special day of his life. >>> and coming up next, making a difference, an extraordinary bond formed by women sharing a profound loss. hey, the new guy is loaded with protein! really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24. he's low fat, too, and has 5 grams of sugars. i'll believe it when i--- [ both ] oooooh... what's shakin'? [ female announcer ] as you get older, protein is an important part of staying active and strong. new ensure high protein... fifty percent of your daily value of protein. low fat and five grams of sugars. see? he's a good egg. [ major nutrition ] new ensure high protein. ensure! nutrition in charge! you can take the heat. 'til it turns into hea
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. is asking for 185 million pounds immediately. the international response has been mixed. britain has given 23 million pounds to somalia this year. the u.s. barely half of that. germany and france are among those accused of ignoring the alarm bells. >> the job has been dangerously inadequate. britain is setting a good lead. we expect others to contribute. there are signs that people are putting their shoulders into it. we need that to happen rapidly. >> money is not the only problem. the famine has taken hold in areas controlled or influenced by a militant islamist group. they have made it too dangerous for foreign aid groups to operate. now, they said that the ban has been lifted but the politics are complicated and help is not getting to the right people fast enough. the familiar images of hunger and helplessness and the predictable scramble for money and access as the famine bites into somalia. >> at least one person is reported to have been killed in malawi during protests against the government of the president. demonstrations have been held in cities across the country despite a
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Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
the blood has been pulled on britain's most scandalous newspaper, hacking continues. >> america will continue the dream with the space shuttle liftoff. >> the u.s. space program reaches the end of an era with hundreds of thousands watching on. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. just an hour ago, the world welcomed a new nation when the republic of south sudan officially regained -- officially gained its independence. it comes after a brutal civil war and a peace deal with the south and north. celebrations are already under way, but there are huge challenges, including continued violence along the border. >> the final march 2 independence. i will never leave my land until i die, the song heard throughout the decades of war with north sudan. and now they have their land and south sudan is born. ♪ [singing] ♪ >> with a little help the reverse of the brand new national anthem. -- they rehearse the brand new national anthem. because of the war, south sudan will start out as one of the poorest nations on the planet. >> when we were ruled by the north
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
hacking scandal in britain has reached new levels. now, the government is getting involved. i'm charlie d'agata in london. we'll have the details coming up. >>> friends of dominique strauss-kahn say the former imf chief is focus on clearing his name and restoring his honor in the united states. he's back in france after questioning were raised about the credibility of a new york hotel maid who claimed strauss- kahn sexually assaulted her. yesterday, lawyers for a french writer who is a friend of his second wife filed a complaint saying the 62-year-old billionaire tried to rape her in 2003. >>> people across britain are shocked and outraged over the widening phone hacking scandal. a newspaper is accused of hacking into the phones of missing children and terror attack victims. as charlie d'agata reports, lawmakers are now getting involved. >> reporter: a british tabloid may have hacked into the phones of a missing 13-year-old girl and suicide bombing family. investigators are looking into whether journalists at rupert murdoch's news of the world listen into desperate conversations familie
CBS
Jul 11, 2011 6:00am PDT
exciting i was in tears. so long, so cal. the royal couple, is back in britain. the surprise treat, for their loyal fans. weather ad libs here's a look at today s top stories: ,,,,,, beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. pittsburg police are investigating another shooting on the de anza trail.. the second in less than a week. there's no word on the condition of the victim who was shot at around midnight. investigators are trying to figure what caused an fire at skyline elementary school in daly city. last night's fire caused serious damage to a portable classroom we'll have a live report at 6:30. starting today, the state highway patorl will step up enfo
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Jul 17, 2011 6:30pm EDT
the phone hacking scanneddal in britain. rebecca brooks was arrested today on suspicion of phone hacking an bribing police. just hours later britain's senior police commissioner quit because of his link to a former editor of the tabloids. nine other people have been arrested in connection with this investigation. several former reporter and editors for the tabloid and a former communications director. >> i have this afternoon informed the palace, the secretary and mayor of my intention to resign of commissioner of metropolitan police service. i have made this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation and allegations related to the links to news corp. and in particular in relation to mr. neil wallace who was arrested last week. >> the scanneddal has also reached the u.s. shores. british papers are reporting today that jude law claims his phone was hacked while the actor was in new york. on thursday the fbi announced it opened its own investigation into allegations that rupert murdoch's news corporation tried to hack into the phones of september 11th victims. >>> smooth
CBS
Jul 3, 2011 6:30pm EDT
neighbors to the north continue their love affair with britain's favorite couple. the latest on will and kate's visit across the pond. >>> this just in. the national mall evacuated because of the severe storms going through the area. the entire dc metro area is under a severe thunderstorm warning. storms taking place have been extended many of them until 7:45 p.m. tonight. when we come back we will talk about how long the storms will stick around for. ñ8 >>> britain's favorite royal couple continue their north american tour today. prince william and his bride spent the night on a canadian warship from montreal to quebec this morning joining sailors for a sunday morning church service. their nine-day canadian tour includes seven cities and four provinces and one territory. the royals head to california on july 8th. >>> anny hong is joining us now. awfully busy day. >> a lot of severe thunderstorm warnings in effect for dc, montgomery. until 7:45 p.m. tonight. the severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight for the entire area but where you see darker yellow that's the severe t
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
heels of london's police chief stepping down sunday. britain's prime minister is calling for an emergency session of parliament to deal with the crisis. he's also cutting his trip to south africa short as he tries to reassure the public the investigation will be fair. >> the metropolitan police service inquiry must go wherever the evidence leads. they should investigate without fear or favor. >> reporter: britain's serious fraud office could be next to launch a probe into the phone hacking allegations. the government anti-fraud agency is also ready to help u.s. authorities who are looking into whether 9/11 families were hacking victims. rupert murdoch, his son james, and murdock's former british ceo rebecca brooks will likely face punishing questions from lawmakers when they appear before parliament tuesday. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on bail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: police have arrested 10 people in connection with the investig
PBS
Jun 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, france, britain have signaled their opposition to the plan. >> it was a free day from school for many students in the u.k. not because of summer holidays but because teachers along with other public-sector employees wentn strike. the protesters are angry about the plan for pension reform as well as overall spending cuts. the british prime mininistedavid cameron denies the strike action as irresponsiblele. -- denounced the strike action as iesponsible. >> 150,000 public sector employees joined the marchersrs included government workers and teachers. they were protesting about an increase in the pension cuts edition. teachers are up in arms especially. >> these people would like 68- year olds teaching their children. i think enough is enough. >> the attraction of a job with 8 good pension will be weakened and many teachers will leave the prprofeson. >> the liberal coalition government says that the cuts are inevitable and long overdue. >> we are not seeking to be at loggerheads with the tre unions. we agree across the political spectrum how the big sector pensions need to be reform
NBC
Jul 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
risk for getting cancer. researchers in great britain found that for every four-inch increase in height, women had a 16% increase in cancer risk. the study found a link with ten of the most common cancers including breast, colon, ovarian and skin cancer. scientists aren't sure what might be raising the cancer risk in tall women. they say it could be growth hormone and point out that height does that advantages, including a lower rate of heart disease. >>> well, arnold schwarzenegger doesn't want to pay maria shriver spousal support. he filed his opposition to her filings to end their 25-year marriage. they're seeking joint custody of two of their children, their sons. schwarzenegger admitted he fathered a child with a member of their household staff. shriver filed for divorce july 1st. >>> oh, it was a traffic-stopping protest in las vegas today. about 50 showgirls marched in heels and costumes down las vegas boulevard. it was to promote the so-called "no fee" policy at hotels owned by caesar's entertainment. they claim other hotel resorts charge fees. >>> you can take a step bac
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 12:00am EDT
television in britain. the business consequences of this scandal are still unfolding, but the legal consequences started unfolding years ago. in 2007, a "news of the world" editor and private investigator hired by the paper were jailed for the phone hacking. the editor, andy coulson denied knowing about the hacking but resigned anyway. david cameron then hired that editor, andy coulson, to be a communications director for them. last week he and another editor were arrested for hacking and bribery charges. told about the involvement in the scandal at the time cameron was hiring him. cameron announced an official inquiry. >> after listening carefully, we've decided the best way to proceed is with one inquiry, but in two parts. i can tell the house this inquiry will be led by one of the most senior judges in this country and under the 2005 inquiies act. newspaper reporters, management -- barbara boxer, jay rockefeller and bob menendez have all called for investigations by the justice department and securities and exchange commission. the senators say they want to know if americans had
CNN
Jul 8, 2011 8:00am PDT
big hole to fill. >> britain's phone hacking scandal reached prime minister cameron's office today. police arrested his one-time communications director, former "news of the world" editor, andy colson. allegations that the paper hacked the phones of celebrities and politicians cost colson his job at the "news of the world" back in 2007. he quit cameron's government in january as the scandal grew. the prime minister took responsibility for hiring colson, and called for government investigation into the paper's conduct. >> this is a wake-up call. over the decades, on the watch of both labor leaders and conservative leaders, politicians and the press have spent time courting support, not confront the problems. it's on my watch that the music has stopped. >> "news of the world" will fold after sunday's edition. the tabloid part of rupert murdoch's media empire which includes the waun"wall street journal," "new york post" and fox news. >> seven people and the gunman dead, grand rapids police say roderic dantzler opened fire at two different homes. dantzler's daughter and former girlfrie
CNN
Jul 8, 2011 2:00pm PDT
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Jul 7, 2011 10:00am PDT
years. it is britain's biggest-selling sunday newspaper. it says it's the largest english-speaking newspaper in the world but what started out as a celebrities hacking scandal rapidly turned into a scandal when they hacked into a murdered girl's voicemail. then a revelation they were hacking into bomb victims from 7/7, and now the revelation that they've been hacking into soldiers' voicemail from those fighting or killed in afghanistan and iraq. so finally the statement from james murdoch, the son of rupert murdoch, saying if allegations are true, it is inhuman that the paper and the company had failed toss to the bottom of repeated wrongdoing. what it says here is wrongdoers turned a good newsroom into bad. this it won't carry any advertising, but the money from subscriptions will go to good causes, and it will be the last edition. >> richard, just because the end of "news of the world" doesn't necessarily mean the end of the investigation or scandal? >> oh, there are two investigations. one into phone hacking scandal. documents have been revealed showing the newspaper paid the po
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. president. >> reporter: he stood shoulder to shoulder with britain. now president reagan's statue will stand in the streets of london in honor of that relationship. >> it celebrates the life of an exceptional president. the truest friend that britain has ever had. >> unveiling ceremony in front of the u.s. embassy marked 100 years since president reagan's birth. former secretary of state, condoleezza rice joined other dignitaries at the tribute. margaret thatcher, london's greatest ally was too frail to come. in a statement read during the ceremony. thatcher called ronald reagan a great president and a great man. through his strength and convictions, he brought millions of people to freedom as the iron curtain finally came down. the 10-foot tall bronze figure stands alongside presidents franklin d. roosevelt and eisenhower. >> this statue is quite clearly a memorial and commemoration of a glorious past, but more importantly it is a call to an even more deplore yows future. >> as far as the future of the u.s. embassy, it will be moving from its home in central london next year. but
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 12:00am EDT
, particularly in britain so far, is likely to change that media empire here as well. mr. murdoch's company is not just a massive company, it is massively influential in u.s. politics, particularly in conservative u.s. politics, because his properties here include the "wall street journal," the most influential business newspaper in the country. and also "the new york post," the most influential tabloid newspaper in the country. and the fox news channel, which is a very successful full employment program for republican candidates. when the rupert murdoch scandal broke about bribery and illegal phone hacking as a regular way of doing business at his news properties, rupert murdoch had to drop his $12 billion bid to buy a satellite television channel in britain. had the deal gone through, he would have controlled 40% of all commercial television in britain. here it's 27 tv stations and the "wall street journal" and the fox news channel and "the new york post" and, and, and, and. i think the high noon light of day question to ask about all this is how vulnerable that empire is now that it's all c
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
suicide bomber. >>> britain has officially recognized libya's main opposition group as the legitimate government. >>> meanwhile in tripoli the convicted lockerbie bomber was spotted in a featured seat at a progadhafi rally. he was released from a scottish prison on so-called compassionate grounds nearly two years ago after his lawyers argued that he was dying of prostate cancer. he's apaurptly still very much with us. 270 people died on pan am flight 103 over scotland more than 22 years ago. >>> and ground zero first responders sufferingç from cancr will not be compensated by the government for their illness. a federal medical team reports there is not enough evidence to show a cause and effect connection linking their cancer directly to their exposure to dust and debris. the finding means as of now they do not qualify for federal benefits for their treatment. >>> the united nations says that a plane carrying ten tons of nutritional supplements is now on its way finally to famine stricken somalia. this airlift is only a fraction of what's needed to respond to the crisis. in kenya alo
FOX News
Jul 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
the police department investigation but, first, britain's press is plight and the press and political elite are under fire over the phone hacking scandal at "news of the world," and news corporation is our parent company. today, britain's prime minister forced to defend himself during an emergency session of parliament and told the lawmaker s there that he regrets the decision to hire former "news of the world," editor as his chief of communications after being accused of telling staffers to hack into people's phones. he resigned from the prime minister's office but denied involvement. >> if it turns out andy knew of the hacking of "news of the world," he will not only have lied to me but lied to the police, to a select committee, to the complaint commission and of course purgered himself in law. more to the point if that comes to pass he could also expect to face severe criminal charges. i have an old fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. but if it turns out i've been lied to that would be a moment for a profound apology. >>shepard: a day after the chairman and
NBC
Jul 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
scandal in great britain. the scandal has widened to include charges of tampering and police bribery. murdoch shut down his tabloid "news of the world" in response to the scandal. meanwhile the fbi is looking into allegations that newscorp employees tried to hack into the telephones of 9/11 victims in the united states. >>> seven minutes after the hour now. 68 degrees. casey anthony will be a free casey anthony will be a free woman this weekend. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> good morning. 67 degrees. sun is up. what a beautiful picture. blue skies, streaky clouds above us. blue sky reflected into the waters of the potomac. what a nice way to start the weekend. >> if your plans don't include spending t
ABC
Jul 12, 2011 5:00am PDT
. >> and growing hacking scandal in britain. it grows to include more newspapers. >> also san jose prepares to cut a lot of jobs at cisco. >> and goats? these are cows, battle over four-legged firefighters and what it may cost neighbors in an east bay community. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. i just transferred a prescription to cvs because they have care 1on1. it's where the pharmacist stops and talks to me about safety and saving money with generic prescriptions. laura, let's talk about possible side effects. it's all about me. love that. get care 1on1 and talk savings, safety, and side effects when you transfer or fill a new, ongoing prescription. i'm laura, and this is my cvs. it's all mine. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> the phone hacking scandal in britain involved with newspapers owned by rupert murdoch is spreading. gordon brown accused of newspapers of employing criminals to obtain confidential information about his family and others. before brown took office in 2006 he and his wife discovered their infant had cystic fibrosis. the newspaper
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
britain. tabloid reporters are accused of illegally digging into the lives of high-ranking members of the government. denise is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: authorities have already arrested eight people for the phone hacking and bribery scandals. british lawmakersmakers have asked murdoch and rebecca brooks to appear at a hearing next week. today, police testified the paper did not fully cooperate with an investigation of the tabloids, back in 2006. this comes just as former prime minister gordon brown accuses another news corps paper of illegally obtaining his son's medical record, after he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. >> to have your children's privacy invaded like that, and particularly when the child isn't well is heartbreaking. i absolutely will not rest until we get to the bottom of these problems. >> reporter: one of the journalists facing charges, previously served as cameron's communications director. >> today, the british government called on murdoch to withdraw his bid to british sky broadcasting, which would give news corps an even bigger slice of the
ABC
Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
metro, just ahead. >>> in britain's biggest newspaper is under fire for hacking the telephone of a teenager. a celebrity has been called to >>> we have a developing story out of london tonight. the tabloid "news of the world" is accused of sinking to new lows after allegedly hacking into a teenagers telephone. hugh grant has been called to testify in the case. we have the latest. >> just how low would they go? that is a question being asked about a scandal at the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities, but now, in is about hacking the telephone of a 13-year-old. giving the police and parents false hopes that she was still alive. when britain was hit with terrorist bombs, the "news of the world" allegedly had to the telephones of the victims and their family to get more exclusives. >> i still do not know what i think about it. i it really angry. >> if the paper is a flagship of the massive holdings of rupert murdoch here in britain. he also owns the "the times," "the sun," "the sunday times," "sky news," and others. today, the cons
CNN
Jul 7, 2011 1:00am PDT
." >> investors head to the exits. a phone hacking scandal of britain's best-selling sunday newspaper deepens. >>> facebook teams up with skype to give its users more facetime. >> and we'll tell you about the manhattan food fight over italian eating. >> it's been a mixed day on the stock markets so far. we've seen some moderate gains in the asia-pacific region. and a positive start to today's trading in europe. >> absolutely right. we're seeing markets hanging out a little bit. we've got a couple of interest rate decisions. so, we are higher as of -- well, as of right now, as you can see. but only by about barely at all. interest rate decisions, european central bank, it's widely expected that the ecb president will raise interest rates for the second time in three months. with euro inflation expected to rise 25 basis points. 0.25%. that would take the lending to 1.5%. >> interest rates in asia as well. a mixed day after the markets, after china announced late yesterday, that hong kong and shanghai, moving in different directions. one thing analysts agree on this is likely to be the final int
CNN
Jul 6, 2011 1:00am PDT
. more advertisers consider pulling the plug as britain's tabloids is hacked. >>> and touching a raw nerve. we'll tell you why japan's meat eating carnival girls have a beef with the boys. >>> first up, though, let's take a look at the markets. it's been a mixed day for asia's stock markets. banking stocks sunk in china. here in europe we had a down beat start to the day. european stock markets have been open for slightly more than an hour at the moment, and as you can see, most of them firmly stuck in the red at the moment. >>> and let's have a look at the currencies because on the currencies front the euro is down by three-tenths of one u.s. dollar. a little under 81 as you can see at the moment. 80.80 is where we stand. in asia it was a mixed day on the stock markets. in tokyo the nikkie closed up 1.10%. not only did the index hit the highest level since the earthquake on march the 11th, but today's gains gave the nikkei the longest winning streak for two years. it was a different story for hang seng and the shanghai co composite index. they sold $3.6 million worth of holdings in
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
empire now facing tough questions. >> news corp. chief rupert murdoch set to appear before britain's parliament just hours from now. fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> glad you are with us on this nice and steamy tuesday morning. thank you for waking one fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the morning rush always busy and it is turning into a traffic head headache for route 29 commuters in silver spring. an overnight accident shut down part of colesville road in both direction and it is still closed. the crash happened just before midnight at the incident are section -- at the intersection of sligo creek parkway. >>> the heat index easily surpassed 100 degrees in many places including 126 in newton, iowa and in tulsa, oklahoma. residents used a record amount of water which could force officials to tighten restrictions. the same weather pat were will spread to the east coast later this week. not a good thing. >> not encouraging news. >> if it is reaching 126 in parts of iowa and oklahoma, that is insane. that is excessive heat in the extreme. it is not goi
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 4:00pm EDT
to go out of control. >>> a phone hacking scandal in britain may be more widespread than previously thought. >> reporter: the committee wants to know why didn't police do a more thorough investigation of the hacking rumors? there were dirty tricks going on. not just as the news of the world, but also the sun and the sunday times. all three paramedics -- papers are owned by rupert rupert murdoch. >> the british government is now calling for rupert murdoch to withdraw his $12 billion bid to buy a popular satellite broadcasting company. >>> wikileaks founder, julian assange is fighting extradition home to sweden. he insists the allegations against him are politically motive. tina kraus has more from a british courtroom with more. >> reporter: wiki leaks founder julian assange made his way through a crush of people to make his way into britain's high court. his lawyers are trying to block his e tradition to -- extradition to scweeden. they say sweden's case against assange is flawed. he is accused of sexually assaulting two wikileaks volunteers on a trip to stockholm last summer. but so
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
what was going on in great britain were the news of the world was actually getting access to the prime minister's records, to the royal family's records, to the young victim after crime and others. actually had been attempted here in the united states answers 9/11 families and the victims of 9/11. and so, to me, that's outrageous, if it's true, and needs to be investigated. that's why i called upon the justice department to conduct an investigation to find out whether that's true. because as we approach the tenth commemoration of september 11th, the last thing that 9/11 families should have to think about is that access to their records were you know, ultimately obtained illegally by an entity like news corp. >> let me ask you about a new twist to this, about the news corp in america and there are reports that quote, i'm going to quote the sorry, news america had illegally accessed plaintiff's computer system and obtained proprietary information and dissem nated false, misleading and malicious information about the plaintiff. the breach was traced to an ip address registered to n
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 7:00am EDT
the house of britain's consul general. the duchgs of cambridge wearing a green silk dress by diane von first tenburg joined h h husband, the prince to talk with celebrities including david beckham. later today, the royals will head for a little polo. fans paying between $400 and $4 you,000 at the charity tournament then off to downtown l.a. to pay tribute to british film and a chanceo rub elbows with hollywood star, hom tanks and nicole kidman among the guests. >> suddenly this young couple comes into town and has sort of stolen the limelight. >> reporter: tonight at this historic theater the royal couple will join with the british academy of film and television arts to recognize future british stars. >> it's going to be a fabulous event to introduce 42 brits who we think are going to be names that you'll hear a lot more ofof >> this is originallll-- >> like gareth edwards first time feature director of "monsters," the british cult hit. he hopes prince william could star in his next suit. >> i'll scan him for measurements. is it treason to say that. >> reporter: so tonight as the royal
CNN
Jul 9, 2011 7:00pm EDT
for david cameron who had hired a former editor as his press secretary. >>> britain's most famous newlyweds are on a whirlwind tour of california today. prince william spent the last hour playing poe low in california. he was warned before the match he wasn't a good loser, he seemed ready to try the american version of the game. his new wife catherine joined him at the match. max foster joins us from los angeles with the latest. you don't look like you're ready to play polo? >> reporter: no, i'm ready for the red carpet. it's awesome being in a hot tux in a blazing afternoon in l.a. the polo match just recently finished, and the prince won. he seems to be playing a tough game. the duchess is about to award him with a trophy. everyone's standing by for the kiss. that's what speculators are worrying about in the media crowd. they're going to be promoting young u.k. interests. we're not sure who the a-listers are yet, but it hasn't been denied that j. lo is coming, her husband denied that nicole kidman is coming. >> they've barely been in hollywood for 24 hours, but already they've h
MSNBC
Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
day. >> reporter: arriving in britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused "the news of the world" of deleting messages from the phone of a murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hounting for her. victims of the 2005 london tear regard attacks were also victims. the decision to respond by shutting the paper down took most by surprise including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this, and as i said to the staff this morning, it's not where we wanted to be and not where we deserve to be. >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's triumphs in the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. inside there is a four-page apology which states quite simply, we lost our way. recognition of a scandal that has dented both the reputation and the share price of mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. police are
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm PDT
britain lost faith in their journalists, but they've lost faith in politicians and now in the police as well. a point to make is, growing up as a kid in london, you look at scotland yard and stunned by their investigate zeal and incorruptibility, hold on a second, they were taking payments from journalists. >> speaking of fragility, rupert murdoch himself is 80 years old. today he was doddering. much of the question today, somebody tried to pie him in the face, he looked like a mugging victim. how plausible is his claim today he's really not in charge anymore? >> well, i think it's inherently a difficult defense because he might say he can't remember, but that raises questions about his role of chief executive of a prominent, multi-billion dollar business, one of the predatory media companies in the world, so he can defend himself against sort of charges that he knew about criminal activity from british journalists, but that only puts him into deeper water in terms of chief executive and chairman of news corp., so it's a very difficult defense. >> robert, let me ask you about something
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2011 10:00am EDT
bailing out greece. >> britain is not in the euro. while i am prime minister, it will never be. we should not be involved in the euro areas internal arrangements. only euro countries were involved in the first bailout. only eurozone countries have been in the discussion about further bailout. it is right not to use the e.u.- wide financial stability mechanism for future aid to greece. >> the worst outcome for the british economy from the greek crisis would be a disorderly and chaotic the of fault -- default and departure from the euro. what discussions have we had about preparing for that default which is inevitable? the president himself has said that it does not need to be disorderly to dissolve the without the currency's much destruction. >> what is causing disorder and the fact they're going bankrupt. nothing said in this chamber will alter that. if greece can neither withdraw or default, then good money via our money or the imf will be wasted bailing out greece. why not leave an orderly withdrawal of greece from the euro? >> is it time to dispose of these things? checks seem t
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2011 8:00pm EDT
service men and women have died fighting in afghanistan to strengthen that country and keep britain and britain safe from another 9/11 or 7/7. thousands more including many civilians have risked their lives and hundreds have been injured fighting for the security of our nation. they were called to an international coalition involving 48 countries with a specific you and mandate working at the invitation of a democratically elected government. though there have been many difficult times we should be clear about what has been achieved. in 2009 my predecessor, the prime minister told this house that some three quarters of this serious terrorist plots against britain linked afghanistan and pakistan. we must always be on guard. i am advised this figure is significantly reduced. international forces have been bearing down on al qaeda and the taliban in pakistan and afghanistan. osama bin laden has been killed and al qaeda is significantly weakened. in afghanistan british and international forces have driven al qaeda from its bases and while it is too early to tell for certain initial evidence
CNN
Jul 10, 2011 4:00pm PDT
britain's top selling paper, the last edition of news around the world came out. allegations its staffers hacked into the phones of celebrities. rupert murdoch was seen reading the last ed igts. told 200 people laid off they can apply for jobs elsewhere in the company. a report from london, straight ahead. >>> britain's prince william and his wife catherine are heading home after their whirlwind tour of california and canada. the royal newkne newlyweds left an inpregs. prince william hailed the troops that he called the front lines of a remarkable relationship between the u.s. and britain. >>> a nasa space shuttle is now docked with the international space station for the final time. the "atlantis" is delivering supplies and spare parts. it will return to earth in two weeks marking the end of nasa's shuttle program. >>> all right. it is oppressive. it is unrelenting, and it is getting downright unsafe out there. i'm talking about the heat, of course, in many areas. they are or will be under heat advisories. turning to our meteorologist jacqui jeras to show us where the intense he
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 12:00am EDT
has britain lost faith in their journalists, but they've lost faith in politicians and now in the police as well. a point to make is, growing up as a kid in london, you look at scotland yard and stunned by their investigate zeal and incorruptibility, hold on a second, they were taking payments from journalists. >> speaking of fragility, rupert murdoch himself is 80 years old. today he was doddering. much of the question today, somebody tried to pie him in the face, he looked like a mugging victim. how plausible is his claim today he's really not in charge anymore? >> well, i think it's inherently a difficult defense because he might say he can't remember, but that raises questions about his role of chief executive of a prominent, multi-billion dollar business, one of the predatory media companies in the world, so he can defend himself against sort of charges that he knew about criminal activity from british journalists, but that only puts him into deeper water in terms of chief executive and chairman of news corp., so it's a very difficult defense. >> robert, let me ask you about
CSPAN
Jul 21, 2011 2:00am EDT
. it is important that we get on with doing things that britain should be doing in the world. whether that is trading with countries like nigeria or leading the aid effort in the horn of africa where we had been told is not just catastrophe, it is also a famine. >> mr. speaker, yesterday rupert murdoch was asked about his secret meetings with the prime minister and his government. he replied, i wish they would leave me alone. >> one of the outcomes is that there will be a lot more of leave everybody alone. >> in the investigation, the information commissioner found 861 personnel information transactions which were possibly identified as coming from 89 newspaper journalists. can the prime minister confirm that the inquiry that he has announced will be able to look into the unlawful practices going on at mirror group newspapers? >> i think the gentleman makes an important point. what we should not believe automatically that these practices were spread right across the media, it would be naive to think they were restricted to one newspaper or one newspaper group. when you look at evidenc
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm EDT
spearheaded the nato-led campaign in libya, along with britain to support rebel forces. >>> the uprising in libya is at the center of a local mother's search. her son, a baltimore journalist, disappeared during the first week of the struggle. mary joins us now with more on the story. >> reporter: karen van dyke has travel to the other side of the world and will not give up until she brings her son home. >> overthrowing moammar gadhafi in libya. tear apart a baltimore mother and her son, an independent journalist, at the center of an international mystery. matthew van dyke is an adventurer who frequently left his south baltimore home to explore the middle east on the back of a motorcycle. this spring, he felt a calling to witness history, when the libyan people were trying to overthrow their government. his mother said he headed fearlessly for the action. >> not only was he witnessing, he was right smack in the middle of it. he is in the middle of someone else's war. >> reporter: the last time sharon van dyke heard matthew's voice was march 12th. he told her he was heading to ben gaza and
CNN
Jul 10, 2011 11:00am EDT
that's enough. but this is a general problem about the culture of tabloid journalism in britain, which has been addressed by people like david cameron himself. almost a corporate shake speer and drama, it's about really a battle between two bruised institution. murdock's decision to close the paper, is it damage control? it because the goism is worried -- >> i certainly thin that's a huge part. >> you're saying he may be close the paper in part because of business and finance reasons? >> clearly. >> this is a debacle. >> exactly. no and very, very strong opinion was this was to protect rebecca wade and a former editor who was the editor when her phone was hacked. >> she's now the chief executive. let me put this conversation on paw. we're going to go for a bit of breaking news regards the 135th and final space shuttle mission. john zarrella is standing by to talk about a docking manure which is under waite. john? >> about sick feel separates it. this is the final time a space shuttle will ever dock with the international space station, less than five feet away. you can see in the live
CNN
Jul 9, 2011 12:00am PDT
day. it's the warmest day here. >> the warmest day in britain for five days. you brought the heat, lady. >> yes. >> what i'm fascinated with your new album the fact you took this year off. this is a woman who has worked so hard in the way that your parents did before you. when you have this year off, what did you learn about yourself? >> i learned a lot about myself. the biggest thing i learned is i love to perform. i love music. i love what i do. i love singing in the studio and writing songs and coming up with video treatments to the point that during that year i do not count the 72 songs i recorded as work because it's what i was born to do and i learned balance. i learned the importance of taking time for myself and i was moving around so much that i had no idea that i really have 16 grammys, like i've heard that and i got up and accepted my awards, but i didn't realize what an amazing accomplishment that was. >> you never had time presumably. it's just this treadmill. the more successful you get the less time you have to enjoy anything. >> exactly. >> so finally, you went, en
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 4:00am EDT
scandal ever closer into the political arena. and think about this, not only has britain lost faith in their journalists, but they've lost faith in politicians and now in the police as well. a point to make is, growing up as a kid in london, you look at scotland yard and stunned by their investigate zeal and incorruptibility, hold on a second, they were taking payments from journalists. >> speaking of fragility, rupert murdoch himself is 80 years old. today he was doddering. much of the question today, somebody tried to pie him in the face, he looked like a mugging victim. how plausible is his claim today he's really not in charge anymore? >> well, i think it's inherently a difficult defense because he might say he can't remember, but that raises questions about his role of chief executive of a prominent, multi-billion dollar business, one of the predatory media companies in the world, so he can defend himself against sort of charges that he knew about criminal activity from british journalists, but that only puts him into deeper water in terms of chief executive and chairman of new
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm EDT
damage control. >> reporter: britain's prime minister is trying to distance himself from the scandal that has taken down one of the world's biggest tabloids. they have arrested andy schoolson on suspicion he was involved with tabbing into cell phones and intercepting voice mails. after phone hacking allegations forced him to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was nine mine and mine alone. and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested clive goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming, with allegations the paper didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister announced two separate probes. and he promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch. >> reporter: rupert murdoch sits on top of the media empire that runs the media world. as well as wall street journal and fox. >> reporter: news of the world has been the primary news for britain for 168 years. but people we spoke with say it was t
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
investigator to hack into the voicemail messages of millie dowler, a 13 yeerl girl murdered in britain whose court case and investigation made front page headlines. the allegations didn't come to light until almost a decade later after brooks scaled the public ladder to be chief executive of news international, a position she resigned last week. brooks has denied having any knowledge of phone hacking by her staff. it was brooks who cemented a relationship with prime minister david cameron, inviting him to lunches at her country home with the head of news corporation, rupert murdoch's son, james. there have been several arrests in the phone hacking scandal so far. rebecca brooks is the highest profile yet, and the one closest to rupert murdoch himself. >> brooks admitted to paying police for information. i asked lisa bloom why it wasn't a bigger deal back then. >> i think we got the answer to that today, don. it appears law enforcement was intimately tied up with the corruption scan danld hacking scandal with britain's top cop saying he should have handled things differently. i believe
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 9:00pm PDT
think about this, not only has britain lost faith in their journalists, but they've lost faith in politicians and now in the police as well. a point to make is, growing up as a kid in london, you look at scotland yard and stunned by their investigate zeal and incorruptibility, hold on a second, they were taking payments from journalists. >> speaking of fragility, rupert murdoch himself is 80 years old. today he was doddering. much of the question today, somebody tried to pie him in the face, he looked like a mugging victim. how plausible is his claim today he's really not in charge anymore? >> well, i think it's inherently a difficult defense because he might say he can't remember, but that raises questions about his role of chief executive of a prominent, multi-billion dollar business, one of the predatory media companies in the world, so he can defend himself against sort of charges that he knew about criminal activity from british journalists, but that only puts him into deeper water in terms of chief executive and chairman of news corp., so it's a very difficult defense. >> ro
FOX
Jul 4, 2011 10:00pm PDT
? >> it was a gutsy move, 235 moves ago. our forefathers declaring independence from great britain and what it's meant since is uniquely american. . >>> a roll over accident in antioch. the driver lost control on a turn on hillcrest avenue. the car then went over the center median, through a fence and then hit a tree. one man was trapped inside the car. he was freed and take ebben taken to the hospital. >>> bart police outlined the circumstances leading up to last night's deadly officer involved shooting on a bart platform. as david david stevenson. >> reporter: police say it startedda as a routine call. a man with an open container of alcohol at the civic center station. it ended in his death after he allegedly use aid knife and bottle against two officering. the officers, one with six years experience and the other with 18 months arrived at platform number one at 9:45. with in a minute one officer had drawn his gun and shot the suspect. he died an hour later. >> he had a knife, he use aid bottle as a weapon. one of the officers is uninjured. our officers are -- used the force they fe
NBC
Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm EDT
britain's emergency session of parliament today. the focus shifted from rupert murdoch to britain's prime minister, david cameron. but the prime minister's case is about poor judgment and nothing to do with any crimes. david cameron defended himself for hiring a former editor of "news of the world" andy callson as his communications chief even though he may have known about the phone hacking. >> i have said very clearly that if it turns out andy coulson knew about the hacking at the "news of the world" he would not only have lied to me, but to the police, to a select committee, to the press complaints commission and perjuried himself in a court of law. >> reporter: cameron was advised against hiring him, did it anyway, and was forced to resign and arrested last week. he said in parliament that cameron was guilty of a gross error in judgment. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> reporter: cameron said if he had to do it over he wouldn't have hired coulson.
CNN
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
outrage grows over the alleged phone hacking of murder and terror victims the owner of britain's biggest tabloid takes extraordinary action. and a defense attorney for casey anthony tells about the first thing that came to mind when he heard the words not guilty. you're in the situation room. or. introducing the schwab mobile app. it's schwab at your fingertips wherever, whenever you want. one log in lets you monitor all of your balances and transfer between accounts, so your money can move as fast as you do. check out your portfolio, track the market with live updates. and execute trades anywhere and anytime the inspiration hits you. even deposit checks right from your phone. just take a picture, hit deposit and you're done. open an account today and put schwab mobile to work for you. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
britain is coming down. if it leaps the atlantic to the united states, it's really big trouble. and i feel sorry for murdoch going up against the parliamentary committee because it's going to be very, very tough on him. i don't know if he had anything to do with it. but this is aucwfully high up, joe. it's reached to murdoch's son and the prime minister's office in great britain. this is going to metastasize. >> you hear all of the talk in the press about the murdoches, the murdoches, the murdoches. they don't run the company by themselves. there is a board. and at some point, they're going to tell the murdochs this type of dynasty did not work in egypt. it's not going to work in news corp. you're going to have to step down. and i suspect that you're going to see -- i agree with pat. i don't see how the murdoch family survives this. i don't see how the sons take over the empire. this keeps exploding oochlgt. >> -- exploding. >> a couple of things, the brand has been damaged irreparably already, whatever comes across the states here and the department of education continues, whatever,
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. outrage in great britain. politicians, celebrities and citizens call for a thorough investigation into the phone hacking scandal involving a british tabloid. matt? >>> recent increase on online videos showing police to use force to lock people up raises the question is it legal to videotape police during an arrest? we will have the answer. beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >>> lawyers are pressing prosecutors to drop sexual assault charges against dominique straus-khan. prosecutors are considering whether they can go forward after finding his accuser lied to them. defense lawyers called a meeting with the prosecution today "productive." >>> the army
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
. it's also followed the prime minister of britain, of the uk, all the way to south africa where he is on a trip to try to drum the more business. the head of britain's largest police force has resigned. that's sir paul stevenson. commissioner of the metropolitan police stepped down as questions surrounding his relationship with editors of the "news of the world" newspaper. while stevenson maintains he had no knowledge of the extent of the activities paper he said he was resigning because "as commissioner i carry ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in." his resignation comes as news international's former chief executive rebekah brooks was arrested sunday and underwent 12 hours of questioning by police. that came as a surprise she was arrested. she thought she was just going to be helping in their investigation. brooks is set to appear before a parliamentary inquiry tuesday alongside james murdock and rupert murdock. there are questions if she'll be able to testify. >> those bombings last week in india. hillary clinton had a trip planned there. she's still going ahe
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